C. da Silva
C. Da Silva (Vinhos) SA
|Vintage Port Brands||Dalva, Presidential, C da Silva, Players, Don Pablo, Quinta dos Avidagos|
This company was founded in 1862 under the name Correa Ribeiro e Filhos. The actual name of C. da Silva exists already since several decades, although their premises, as well as the trade with wines, are dated back the middle of the last century. It was founded by Clemente da Silva as a familiar Company and prior to 1980 it was family owned. He received the company through marriage. It sources grapes from over seven hundred growers.
They created the brand DALVA, whose origin lies in the founder´s surname
SI, i.e. Dalva.
The Company has been family owned till 1980, but after Clemente da Silva´s death, the family has decided to sell the Company, that has been bought by the spanish group Nueva Rumasa. In 2007 it has been bought again by Gran Cruz Porto, making part of La Martiniquaise.
|C. da Silva Vintages:||1905, 1926, 1968, 1970, 1982, 1991|
|Presidential Vintages:||1926, 1970, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2004, 2011|
|Dalva Vintages:||1941, 1963, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011|
|Players Vintages:||1970, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2004|
|Don Pablo Vintages:||1982, 1987, 1991, 1994|
|House||C. da Silva||Vintage||1968|
|Colour||Mature yellow colour.||Number of tastings||2|
|Bouquet||Alcoholic and not quite clean on the nose, but better after some time.||Score range||14.50 - 15.40|
|Taste||Medium bodied. Mature. A bit thin and old. Rather elegant finish.||Average score||14.95|
|Last tasted||21st December 2008||Point this date||14.50|
|Comment||At home with the family.||Tasters||SAI, JB, SS|
|House||C. da Silva||Vintage||1970|
|Colour||Mature yellow in colour.||Number of tastings||1|
|Bouquet||Pharmacy and old hospital in the nose.||Score range||14.50 - 14.50|
|Taste||Medium body. Volatile acidity in flavour but drinkable and charming at this age. Obvious old. Pharmacy in flavour. Quinta drinkable.||Average score|
|Last tasted||15th December 2011||Point this date||14.50|
|Comment||At the Wine Society 18% tasting in Malmö.|
This bottle was not perfect at all but quite drinkable.
|Tasters||SAI, JB, SS|
|House||C. da Silva||Vintage||1982|
|Colour||Mature and tawny in colour.||Number of tastings||2|
|Bouquet||Candy, crème caramel, ginger and toffee in the nose.||Score range||15.25 - 15.25|
|Taste||Quite thin bodied. Mature and peaking. Toffee in taste. Easy to drink and like. Quite sweet with a rather elegant finish.||Average score||15.25|
|Last tasted||20th November 2014||Point this date||15.25|
|Comment||At the Wine Society 18% Great Tasting in Malmö.|
In 2014 this vintage took part in a Great Tasting in the Wine Society 18%. For points and ranking see Great Tastings.
|Tasters||SAI, JB, SS|
|House||C. da Silva||Vintage||1991|
|Colour||Black in colour.||Number of tastings||1|
|Bouquet||Blueberry, blackberry and fruit in the nose.|
|Taste||Rather full bodied. Immature and tannic. Hard to swallow. Promising and a long finish.|
|Last tasted||20th September 1993||Rating this date||Very good|
|Comment||At the Port Wine Festival in Copenhagen.|
Port so young we evaluate only as : Good – Very good- Impressive – Very Impressive